January 20th, 2017
The New Moto X, Moto G and Moto 360 – All you need to know!
So yeah, it’s finally happened.
After a lot of speculations, rumors and what not, Motorola which is now owned by Lenovo has finally released the new Moto X, Moto G and the smartwatch Moto 360.
In this post we will look at the specifications and everything special about these devices and explain each and every aspect in proper detail.
Moto X is the flagship device of Motorola and it’s first version stood out from the rest because of it’s amazing software optimization and features while still providing the simplicity of Stock Android.
The new Moto X holds the same tradition with a few simple but great additions to the device which probably make it the best Android device at the moment.
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- Dimensions: 72.4mm by 140.8mm with a 3.8mm/9.9mm low and high on the curve
- Weight: 144 grams
- 5.2-inch AMOLED 1080p Full HD Display
- 423 ppi
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor 2.5GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 330 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 13MP camera with Ring Flash and 4K video capture and 4X zoom
- Aluminum metal frame
- 3 all-new leather back options
- 2300 mAh battery
- Moto Actions (IR gestures)
- Turbo Charging
Comparison with the old Moto X
- Bigger screen – 5.2-inch 1080p display
- Thinner than the old Moto X
- There’s a metal band around the phone which now gives it a sturdy feel
- New more powerful processor
- Ring like flash around the camera
- More body customization options – Wooden or Leather backs
Moto X stands out from the rest because of it’s simple yet very useful software features included by the company. Let us look at some of the software features in the new Moto X.
- Customize the Handsfree operation trigger to be anything you want. Let your imagination do the work.
- Enhanced new Motorola Assist which let’s your phone do specific tasks like silencing your phone and things like that analyzing the situation.
- The Super AMOLED screen let’s you look at the notifications without even unlocking your phone. The phone has 3 infrared sensors and when your hover your hand over the phone, the screen turns on and you can check the notifications.
All this along with the power of Stock Android. The great looks, simplicity, exciting and useful features are what make this phone stand out from the rest.
Hands-on by The Verge
Moto G has been the most selling phone that the company has ever made. Reason being, it was the first smartphone which gave some amazing specifications at a price as less as $179.
The new Moto G brings the same things to the table with a few different improvements.
- Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 305 450MHz GPU
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB & 16GB versions
- Supports up to 32GB microSD
- Dimensions: Height: 141.5mm Width: 70.7mm
- Weight: 149 grams
- 5.0” 720p IPS HD display at 720×1280 (294 ppi)
- Gorilla Glass 3
- 2070 mAh battery (mixed usage up to 24 hours)
- Rear Camera: 8 MP with LED flash, 4x digital zoom, HDR, panorama, burst mode, slow motion
- Front Camera: 2 MP + 720p HD video
- Water repellency
- Micro USB, 3.5mm headset jack
- FM Radio
- Dual SIM with Intelligent Calling
Comparison with old Moto G
I’m confused what I should say. I was expecting a processor upgrade but then, the price makes me mum. This device is still a great buy at that price.
- 5 inch screen
- Front facing stereo speakers
- MicroSD card slot upto 32 GB.
Hands-on by The Verge
We first saw this good looking Android wearable device at the Google I/O this year and they promised that it will be releasing late this summer. Well, here it is.
Moto 360 is an Android Wear smartwatch which still brings something different to the table when compared to other smartwatches.
Compare this thing with the Samsung Gear Live or the LG Smartwatch and you will find this one looking the best. But there’s nothing special in terms of software when compared to other Android Wear smartwatches but yeah there are a few apps for wear right now.
This, maybe isn’t the right time to get a smartwatch but maybe in the coming future, there will be better ones with more features. Till then, Moto 360 seems to be the best option.